About Linda

Education

2014 to present

Minnesota School of Botanical Art 

1990

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Portland School of Art, ME 

1979-1982 

Hamline University St. Paul, MN

Studied beginning and advanced Drawing and Intaglio Printmaking while in high school.

Experience

2016 – present

Instructor, Minnesota School of Botanical Art, Minneapolis, MN

Created lesson plans, presentations and taught various six-week courses including, but not limited to: Drawing 1, Drawing 2, Dried Specimens, Increasing Format & Scale, Painting on Kelmscott, Colored Pencil on DuraLar Film, Water-Soluble Graphite and Gouache.

2018

Instructor, Wet Paint, St. Paul, MN

Six session workshop, Gourds in Water-Soluble Graphite.

2000 to 2013

Painter, Wanda Inc & Independent Contractor

Designed and created custom murals in both adult and children’s spaces in a variety of styles from whimsical characters, trompe l’oeil landscapes, still-lives and botanical subjects. Designed and created a variety of fine painted wall treatments, venetian plaster, marble dust plaster, faux bois, gold & silver leafing, and custom furniture.

 

Exhibitions 

American Society of Botanical Artist ‘Botanical Art World Wide: America’s Flora’ 2018-2020

American Society of Botanical Artist ‘Out of the Woods: Trees in Public Gardens’ 2017-2019

American Society of Botanical Artist ‘Small Works’ 2018

American Society of Botanical Artist/The Horticulture Society of New York 20th Annual International 2017

Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts 2017

American Society of Botanical Artist/The Horticulture Society of New York 19th Annual International 2016

Minnesota School of Botanical Art ‘Gray...Gray...Gray’ A Winter Botanical 2016

Great River Chapter of Botanical Artists 9th Annual ‘Inspired by Nature’ 2016

Great River Chapter of Botanical Artists 8th Annual ‘Inspired by Nature’ 2015

American Society of Botanical Artist’ Small Works’ 2015

Minnesota School of Botanical Art Biennial 2014

Awards

The Richmond and Lili Bates Award In recognition of an artist from a fellow artist 20th Annual International Juried Exhibition 2017

The Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, Women in Agriculture, Purple Popcorn :Zea mays"

Saint Paul, Minnesota, 2017

The Helen Gray Garber Award for her painting Purple Popcorn :Zea mays" at the 19th Annual International American Society of Botanical Artists & The Horticultural Society of New York in 2016

Honorable Mention in the American Society of Botanical Artists ‘Small Works’ Exhibit, in Miami, Florida In 2015 for her work Sumo Citrus 'Citrus reticulata'.

Collections

Eloise Butler Wildflower Florilegium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Field Thistle 'Crisuim discolor' and Spiderwort 'Tradescantia bracteata'

Publications

  • Fine Art Connoisseur, June 2019

  • Laker Pioneer Lake Minnetonka, May MN 2019

  • The American Society of Botanical Artists  ‘The Story Behind the Art’ for her piece Bloodroot. 2018.

  • The American Society of Botanical Artists  ‘The Story Behind the Art’ for her piece Hawthorn Branch with Lichen 2018.

  • The 21st Annual International Art Exhibit Presented by The American Society of Botanical Artists and The Horticulture Society of New York for ‘The Story Behind the Art’ for her piece Sunflower 2018.

  • The 19th Annual International Art Exhibit Presented by The American Society of Botanical Artists and The Horticulture Society of New York for ‘The Story Behind the Art’ for her piece 'Purple Popcorn' 2016.

  • The Botanical Artists Journal, September 2016

  • The Botanical Artists Journal of the American Society of Botanical Artists in September 2016 in the section 'Studio Style'.

Membership

The American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA)

The Great River Chapter of Botanical Artists (GRC).

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